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Oct 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
reassure the suffering that fema and his other agencies are helping as fast as possible. >> my message to the federal government. no bureaucracy, no red tape, get resources where they're needed as fast as possible, as hard as possible, and for the duration. >> reporter: his message to governors is, staunch romney sport new jersey's chris christie has. >> president has been outstanding in this. the folks at fema have been excellent. >> reporter: the female director looked ahead to next tuesday. offering federal assistance, generators and the like to states where polling places might still lack power. mitt romney was in ohio, not to talk issues. to collect cans. mitt romney backers brought food for new jersey. >> and i appreciate your generosity. it is part of the american spirit. the american way to give to people who are in need. >> reporter: mr. romney had argued in a primary debate for disaster relief to be shifted to the state. even to nongovernment charities. would he kill fema? no answer today. >> reporter: the romney spokesman said the former governor believes states are
Nov 1, 2012 6:00pm EDT
christie didn't like that at all. so he got these utility company executives together with fema and said, give us a list, what do you need. so they gave them a list and compiled numbers of utility workers they needed from other states. 1,500 will be coming from virginia. thousands in all. so many, they'll be housed at fort monmouth in the next 24 to 48 hours to speed up that process. >> eight to ten days, it also takes it past election day. what about voting? >> reporter: they've got a plan for that, too, doreen. the department of defense will have trucks outside polling places around new jersey where there is no power. so you'll go to your regular polling place, if it doesn't have power, you'll see a truck that will say, vote here and you'll fill out a paper ballot. mail-in voting has also been extended. they've asked county clerks to remain open saturday and sunday and you'll be able to do a mail-in ballot all the way up through tuesday. >> thank you, jim rosenfield, reporting live from new jersey. >>> workers in venice, italy, to stop the worst flooding there in two years. touris
Oct 31, 2012 6:00pm EDT
sword is double edged. and if fema stum b -- stumbles, it's sure to hurt the president. >>> early voting is back on in maryland. today, the governor cast his vote in baltimore. election officials say so far, about 162,000 people have voted early in the state, ahead of the pace in 2010. >>> there were long lines at just about every polling site in prince george's county today. the lines started the moment the doors opened this morning. most of the voters we talked with did not seem to mind the wait. tracee wilkins has more. >> reporter: i don't know if it was cabin fever or not, but take a look at this line. that's beyond the trick or treaters there, that's how it's been all day since 8:00 a.m., folks lined up and waiting and from that point, the wait is about two hours long. but there are folks who have been standing in line for a lot longer than that. lines, lines and more lines. at every polling station we visited in prince george's county, we saw anxious, early voters waiting. you were thinking the as soon as the storm is over with? >> exactly. >> reporter: and there's a lot for voter
Oct 29, 2012 6:00pm EDT
buy flood insurance for hurricane sandy. fema said there's a 30-day waiting period after you even apply, and pay for the premium, before the policy is actually in effect. the policy will not cover a loss in progress. so too late to buy flood insurance. but your homeowner's insurance will cover damage to your house from rain or trees from your storm but not actual flooding. but there's something new called the deductible, the hurricane deductible. just for hurricane damage. unlike a standard homeowner's insurance policy, which maybe would have a deductible of $500 or $1,000, the hurricane deductible would be 1% to 5% of the insured value of your house. you could be paying thousands of dollars before that hurricane coverage will kick in. so just realize that you're sort of covered, but you might be paying a whole lot more when you take a look at the new thing called the hurricane deductible. >> and you're only covered if it comes from the sky, not from the ground. >> without flood insurance, you're doomed. hurricane conk, yeah, it's rain and oops, we've got this hurricane deductible
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